Growing up in the former USSR, if you wanted to learn the truth from official media reports, you had to “learn to read between the lines”. David Mondrus, who was born in Kiev when the Iron Curtain was still a reality, says the same thing is happening in American media today. Trive, the blockchain-based story verification network his team is building, aims to give readers the power to call out “fake news” and biased reporting — as well as verifying stories that tell the truth.
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How Trive Aims to Verify Media Reports
Trive works as a browser plugin and (soon) a mobile app. Anyone who sees a media report they think is dubious can create a “job” and set a bounty for Trive’s crowd of researchers and verifiers to investigate its accuracy. The platform’s users can even report and investigate each others’ accuracy, hoping the wisdom of the crowd will prevail.
Mondrus explained how Trive will tackle the obvious problems — that “truth” can be subjective and one service’s user base can also develop its own biases. What’s the plan? Watch the whole interview here:
Growth of the North American Bitcoin Conference
The North American Bitcoin Conference (TNABC) is regarded as the original major Bitcoin event in the USA, and possibly the world. Held annually in Miami every January since 2013, it staked that city’s claim as Bitcoin’s fun and business capital — growing from a few hundred bitcoin enthusiasts into a gathering of thousands, including several high-profile industry leaders. It’s a must-attend event on the blockchain calendar.
Produced by Dr. Moe Levin’s Keynote Events team, it now covers all disruptive blockchain technology issues — including smart contracts, ICOs, fintech, regulation and investment. TNABC also has international sister events, such as World Blockchain Forum in London.
Did you attend TNABC? Would you like to? Tell us all about it in the comments.
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